VIV at the Cosmo

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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International
VIV is a unique and chic contemporary supper club and bar lounge where the lux surroundings, vivacious cocktails, approachable international ingredients and flavorful cuisine that truly delight the senses. Relax and pamper yourself while embracing first hand our truly exceptional service experience. We are located on the eastern edge of the Toronto’s vibrant financial district just inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Our VIV bartenders will serve you handcrafted signature cocktails, champagne, ros(e), oysters complimented by a menu of international crave-worthy shareable and individual plates. While you delight in your food and cocktails, you will be surrounded in the ambience of our namesake mermaid ‘VIV’, perched high above our extensive and coveted wine cellar. The stage is further highlighted by flowing velvet drapes that lead to plush furnished dining rooms, theatric ambient lighting, playful floral arrangements, and a luxurious setting reminiscent of a picturesque European courtyard.

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vipDaveO
Toronto
122 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife took her colleague for lunch here for her birthday. They loved their ribs along with service. It was a pleasure to see Jody here today as well. Look forward to our next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great food, awesome staff! Highly recommended! Thank you very much!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this place! The cocktails and ambiance are amazing. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Unfortuately, the night was ruined for us (and i think it would be safe to say other dinner guests) with a large, loud, overcrowded “networking” event scheduled during the last night of Winterlicious. This event was so crowded you could not even go to the bathroom without rubbing against about 30 people. You could see other dinner guests were uncomfortable. The restaurant decor was really cool with good food but this event really hurt the dining experience.

Very bad choice by Hotel/Restaurant management to host that event during Winterlicious in our opinion.

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YCYC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

we were not aware and was quite surprised that a dating event was held at the same night at dinner time when they have no space to accommodate their attendees. They were mingling and leaning on our chairs, using our table to place their drinks, and noise level increased phenomenally - overall pretty bad experience and definitely bad arrangement on the restaurant's part. Will not return if things do not improve because my experience there is key...

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PauletteA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I would have given a 5 star if the manager didn’t come over to our table and ask if we were leaving soon since there were people waiting 20mins for a table. We had paid the bill and were lingering a bit but I was taken aback especially since we made reservation and wasn’t told there was a seating limit - very tacky for such a classy place

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vipEmerald
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The restaurant in error had cancelled ,y open table reservation even though we were there, when I sae the message on my phone and mentioned it to the them the manager (Jamie) apologized and fixed it right away.
Food was very good although the steak was not the most tender but it was tasty.

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yyzguy
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All around good meal. Portions got it exactly correct/excellent but maybe an appetizer was then a bit mediocre. Service was good, nice quiet atmosphere where you can talk with your dining party. Deserts were excellent but a bit hard to eat out of the baking wax paper like mold. Would be better if they pulled this off before serving. Would go back.

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norrmm
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viv was amazing! The food was great, and ambiance was good. If I could have given the service 20 stars, I would have. Our waiter was great, but the General Manager was outstanding. He frequently went to tables to see how the guests were doing, he helped with my request and was just so nice (not just to paying customers, but also his own staff).
The food was great, but it's the great service that will keep us coming back!

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FoodieLover
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Winterlicious Menu had a lot of variety. The portions were large also. I think they could add cocktails or drinks to the Winterlicious Menu for pairing or offerings that are additional to the price for the meal. The restaurant is quite small with only a limited number of tables. Very quaint but modern design. Service was great with wait staff coming often to check on us.

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vipGrecoRoman
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It is just average. The chicken picatta with pesto capellini was delicious but the rest of the menu was boring. The seating is ackward to get into. The service was attentive

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ChaChaLady76
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Friendly staff, bartenders make great on point drinks. The food was one of the best I have had in a long long time. One small suggestion, maybe turn down the music just a notch. Hard to have a conversation when trying to talk over the music. But would definitely go back and recommend. Having this winterlicous experience was great, got to find this little quaint restaurant! Reminded me of Europe.

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LizS
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Winterlicous dinner. Service was good. Dinner was great. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for a winterlicious date. It’s a nice intimate place. Everyone was friendly, and I believe it may have been the manager or owner, came over to ask how the meal and service was. The service was good, and there was promptness and attentiveness. We definitely felt the value was there in the food we ordered as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around!

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible- waitress hurried us through our order and then it took over an hour for our salad appetizers to come out. We then had our mains brought out on super hot plates - so sat under the heat lamps for way too long. Our meal noted mushrooms on the menu so when we said yes to the waitresses question asking if we want mushrooms we assumed it was simple the ones that came with the meal. Inside we found a charge of $24 for “extra mushrooms”. Not impressed and will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The venue is much smaller than it appears in pictures.

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ElenaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the winterlicious experience- I just wished they upfront tell you that the sparkling water is extra. I didn’t even get the chance to ask for regular water before the sparkling one was poured.

BUT besides this - the food is phenomenal, the manager is extremely helpful and we all felt like valued guest. Would come back for sure :)

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TreDelish
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for winterlclious. Food and cocktails were excellent. Just felt a bit rushed with the service, which is often the case during winterlicious.

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lajthabalazs
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We selected Viv based on a rigorous process crossreferencing locations, Yelp rating and Winterlicious menu. Cosmo came up on top with a balanced selection between fancy and familiar.
The service was excellent, the reservation and confirmation process, the welcome, the table service. Everyone polite and helpful.
The restaurant had an eclectic underground look, we liked it. It wasn't silent but wasn't hard to query a conversation.
Food was even better than we expected. From the spinach salad to the salty caramel cheesecake we enjoyed every bite.
I was a bit disappointed in the non alcoholic drink selection. They didn't have ginger beer nor rootbeer settled for a ginger ale.
I don't know their regular prices, the three course dinner menu was in the mid tier (43CAD).

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Diningaroundthecity
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location! Beautiful and great ambiance. Service was great and drinks were worth the price. It’s just sad that it wasn’t busy so the vibe was quiet. Was very impressed with the professionalism of the manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The dining area was quiet enough to have a business conversation at an audio level that was comfortable for all guests attending. Ambiance was amazing and staff were very attentive. Will add this to my short list for business lunchtime destinations.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nicely renovated, footprint remains the same as Wildfire Steak house, but aesthetically updated. Good service and food was perfect. Note: WC is upstairs outside of restaurant... a bit odd.
Extensive Wine List! Cheers!

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vipDaveO
Toronto
121 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food was real good. I had the carpaccio and tuna so my raw food was fantastic. My wife had the steak done to perfection and flavouful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the new renovations are sooo beautiful. I’ve been 4 times when it was The Wildfire. Beautiful place, but not as beautiful as now. I love it. Food is always beyond great. Just wish they would be bring those delicious fries back. Thank you for having me in such a beautiful restaurant.

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Nora
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, well decorated!! Amazing cocktails!

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vipJames
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at VIV last night before we went to see a play. The service and food was perfect. We will return! Thanks VIV

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Chris
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff!

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Jandda
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very convenient to eat right at the hotel. We enjoyed the food and price.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Restaurant, Great Food, Great Service & Staff! Highly Recommend! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great customer service, highly recommended!

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PhongV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family and friends have been to Wildfire Steakhouse for a number of years now and it remains one of our favourite steakhouse. Everything from the quality of the foods to the hospitality and ambience.

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AJcc
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Possibly recommend, service very good, new location so needs to grow, food was ok not great

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went for the grilled calamari to be told it’s not on the menu anymore So ordered the carpaccio which was alright nothing fancy for the over priced app. Arugula salad was wet when dressed with their dressing and so very soggy in plate The tiger shrimp with citrus salsa was frozen peeled shrimp with jarred store bought seafood sauce again way over priced and the shrimp tasted like freezer burn My friend had a steak which was cooked unevenly with seasonal veggies that looked like the frozen bagged veggies from the store. Thoroughly disappointed would not go back and definitely never recommend

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ToddW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food but wish it would have had more energy. I understand that there is construction and the restaurant has been recently remodeled but the lack of energy from the staff was somewhat disappointing.

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clarep
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good service, nice atmosphere. Shrimp cocktail was a hit, as was tuna main and bbq chicken. Filet ranked below the keg and hamburger,given that it was made in house, was over cooked (ordered medium rare, came well done). There was also a lot of grizzle. I did appreciate the time the server spent on the order (no garlic please) but the kitchen did not deliver. So, good marks for service, 4/6 for food. Loved the Q Water.

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AmirR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place and location are great. They are very accommodating and the food is delicious. Great for date nights. Very expensive but worth the cost.

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Hockeyguy827
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Great food. Great service.

We’ll come again.

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vipDavidCefai
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wildfire Steakhouse was very good. We went before a show at the sony center. Steak was excellent!

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vipKimT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The shrimp, calamari and lobster tail were previously frozen, which was obvious and disappointing. The shrimp martini was something you could go and buy at Metro and stick in a martini glass. The calamari was mushy and so salty— and I LOVE salt! Our outstanding waiter was very understanding and took these items off the bill. The steaks were outstanding!!! Perfectly cooked. We normally go to the Wildfire Grill on Yonge St north of Lawrence but thought we’d try the Cosmopolitan Hotel location. On a Friday night—- it was dead! 8:00 pm and dead!! It was my husbands birthday and he chose Wildfire Grill. If it weren’t for our fabulous waiter and the delicious steak this would have been a big negative!!! Honestly, I wouldn’t go back to the Cosmopolitan location. Overall, the steaks were amazing, appetizers no, ambience non existent

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VIV at the Cosmo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 350-8188.

VIV at the Cosmo is rated 4.2 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

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